Bob Bales, age 86, passed away on January 8, 2019, at his home while under Hospice of Green Country’s care. Bob was born August 10, 1932, in Tulsa, OK to Andrew and Ocy Bales. He graduated from Central High School and married his high school sweetheart Dorothy Jackson in 1950. Bob retired after 50 years as a machinist. During his career, he had been employed with Enardo, CE Invalco, Natco and Robb’s Manufacturing. Not one to be sedentary later in life, when he wasn’t working on his 20 acres, he worked as a Wal-Mart greeter in Skiatook where he never met a stranger. When Bob entered a room, with his booming voice and humor, there was no question he was there!
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Jack, son Tom, and son-in-law Paul E. Shirley.
He is survived by his wife Dorothy, sister Betty Minton, sister-in-law Betty and remaining children: Bob Bales Jr, Sharon Shirley, daughter-in-law Connie Bales, Rhonda Evans (Larry). He will also be missed by grandchildren Robert (Melinda), John, Amy, Angie, Tim (Kelley), Sean (Emma) and Ian, along with nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren.
He will be forever missed but never forgotten!